Perennials

Great perennials to choose from, plus how to plant and care for them.

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How to Divide Ornamental Grasses

UTAH STATE U Learn how to divide, replant and pot ornamental grasses. Learn more at the Utah State website and Youtube channel.

How to Grow Ferns

MASSACHUSETTS: From horticulturist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom.  Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Growing Coneflowers Successfully

ONTARIO, CANADA From Doug Green: Coneflower or Echinacea are one of the best perennial flowers in the garden. The entire family of cone flower or Echinacea loves the open sunny garden. It thrives in drier gardens than most other plants so it is a good plant for that hot, dry spot. Do water it to …Read more »

How to Divide Hostas

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION With Greg Stack, Extension Horticulturist. Perennials such as hosta should be divided every few years, especially when the center of the plant starts to thin. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Will Fall Mums Last through the Winter?

KANSAS STATE EXTENSION When the summer temperatures start to fade and fall arrives, our attention turns to autumn decorating. One of the centerpieces is the flowering mum. Mums add lots of color to the garden bed or front porch. But, will they last through the winter? Produced by the Department of Communications at Kansas State …Read more »

Ornamental Grasses

MASSACHUSETTS From horticulturist/meteorologist Dave Epstein of Growing Wisdom. Visit his Youtube Channel for lots more excellent videos.

Cutting back Perennials

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Cutting back overgrown perennials makes for a more compact, manageable, and attractive plant. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Tall Rudbeckias (Black-Eyed Susans)

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION U of I Extension horticulture educator Greg Stack talks about adding big and bold perennials – tall rudbeckias – to your garden. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Grow Garden Phlox

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Phlox is an old garden favorite that has been improved to resist diseases like powdery mildew, but still require a good amount of fertilizer to perform well. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

Astilbes

U. ILLINOIS EXTENSION Astilbe is a good choice for a slightly-shaded area in your garden. It blooms around June and has attractive fern-like foliage that is attractive all season. Learn more at the Illinois Extension website and on their extensive Youtube channel.

How to Divide Perennials

OKLAHOMA STATE Oklahoma Gardening host Kim Toscano talks about reasons to divide perennials, which plants should and should not be divided and how often to divide them as well as signs to looks for. Kim also demonstrates the proper way to go about dividing perennials.  Shown – dividing iris. Visit Oklahoma State’s website and Youtube …Read more »

How to Divide Perennials

U. NEBRASKA LINCOLN UNL Extension Landscape Horticulture Specialist Kim Todd discusses tips for dividing perennials in the spring. Visit UNL’s Backyard Farmer website and Youtube Channel for more info.